Las Alturas is Spanish for “The Heights”. This quiet neighborhood in Las Cruces, NM is named for the serene rolling desert hills that lead up to the Organ Mountains.
Homes in Las Alturas tend to be nestled on larger lots, many on one acre or more, taking advantage of stunning Organ Mountain views and desert surroundings. Smaller homes and even townhomes are available in this community as well. Las Alturas offers both new and older homes with exceptional charm. No matter your aesthetic, you will be able to find your next home in this lovely community.
Many people desire to live in this area because of its close proximity to the New Mexico State University, with all its many entertainment options, including college sports, theater, concerts, and exhibits. The university also has a golf course that is open to the public. Residents of this community will also find numerous walking and biking trails through the desert and the Tellbrook Park which features improved trails and fitness equipment.
The Tellbrook and Las Alturas area is home to the "Hidden Park". The park is properly know as the Tellbrook Park but it is simply referred to as the hidden park by the locals. This hidden gem is hard to find, but offers an oasis of foliage amidst the surrounding desert landscape. This trail is great for an evening stroll and for fun with the whole family. The .25 mile trail is walking and wheelchair friendly. Pets are always welcome!
Go Aggies! Just a short drive away is the New Mexico State University. Founded in 1888, NMSU is rich in culture both past and present. It provides the local community an opportunity to experience numerous entertainment options - including college sports, theater, concerts, and exhibits. The university also has a golf course that is open to the public.
There is no shortage of outdoor activities for people looking to be surrounded by nature. Public trails in and around Las Cruces can be used for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and other forms of recreational entertainment. View the Organ Mountains in the evening to watch the picturesque landscape turn from pink to purple.
Celebrating it's 50th year, the Farmers & Crafts Markets of Las Cruces features hundreds of vendors selling locally made food, crafts, and produce. From southwest inspired art to chile-infused foods and live music, the market is family-friendly and offers visitors an opportunity to experience the people and culture of the Mesilla Valley.
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